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Buying or Selling Investment Real Estate–Consider a 1031 Exchange

To 1031 or not 1031

If You are Buying or Selling Investment Real Estate (nearly anywhere in the U.S.) You Need to Know about Exchanges Whether you are selling investment property in the Corvallis or Albany, Oregon area or are selling elsewhere and considering a purchase here, you do not want to overlook the possible … [Read more...]

Great News for Corvallis and Albany, Oregon Home Buyers

Save Money!

Great News! Home Ownership in Corvallis and Albany just got more affordable. FHA announced this morning in mortgagee letter 2017-01 that they are dropping the monthly mortgage insurance premium.  The annualized rate was .85% and it will now be .60%, a reduction of .25%.  On a 250,000 FHA loan, … [Read more...]

Three Green Questions Every Baby Boomer Should Ask When Downsizing

Baby Boomer CB Works

Baby boomers downsizing with green home living in mind, things to think about when searching for your next home Written by Athena Snow for the Coldwell Banker Blue Matter Blog Next month my mom will be moving into her new home, her first “active adult community.” We’ve been having so much fun … [Read more...]

Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers | Home Buyers Guide

Buyer's Guide Fall 2013

This publication is a good resource for homes that are for sale in the Mid-Willamette Valley; including, Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Lebanon and Sweethome and the surrounding area of Linn and Benton County, Oregon. There are also insights concerning the local market. … [Read more...]

4-Steps to Buying a Home

Steps to Buying a Home

A general idea of the steps to buying a home in my local market (Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Philomath and other communities in the Mid-Willamette Valley). Please feel free to get in touch for a personal meeting to review in detail and get the process. (take the presentation to full screen and use … [Read more...]

Don’t Get Scammed | Records Information “Services”

Scam Photo

Don't get scammed by anyone that wants money for property information. Recently, one of my clients, a new Corvallis, Oregon homeowner, called me for advice about a form received in the mail. It was very official looking, referenced details about their specific property and transaction and … [Read more...]

Great Tips for First Time Homebuyers…

Really good video from Coldwell Banker with tips for first time home-buyers. You really don't have to be a first time home-buyer to benefit from this information. Good video that addresses and number of really important factors in any home purchase. … [Read more...]

AHS / Coldwell Banker Home Warranty Information

A Home Warranty Adds Value

Brochure for the American Home Shield (AHS) / Coldwell Banker home warranty program. I recommend a home warranty to nearly all of the buyers I work with and I am providing a home warranty with my listings. I think it's a good product when properly utilized, it saves money and hassles for my … [Read more...]

Mortgage Insurance Premiums and Tax Deductiblity Through 2013

Tax Form

This falls into the "Good to Know" category of life: Mortgage Insurance Premiums are Tax Deductible Through 2013 If you bought a home or vacation home and didn't put 20% of the purchase price down as down payment, the odds are good that you are paying mortgage insurance (MI). It may have been … [Read more...]

Great Ways to Start the New Year with Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services Home Buyer Class Schedule First Quarter 2013

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services has great classes. Learn to buy a home or take the first step by getting your personal finances under control. Either or both, a great way to start the new year off right! Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services provides classes and other services for … [Read more...]

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